February 14, 2019

How To Unlock Bootloader And Install TWRP Recovery For Lenovo K6 Power

This guide is to Unlock Bootloader on Lenovo K6 Power (karate) Smartphone. If you unlock bootloader you may void the warranty. By Unlocking Bootloader you can install TWRP, Flash Rooting Zip file or custom ROM on your phone. This method to unlock bootloader on Lenovo K6 Power (karate) is simple to follow. But please do read the steps below carefully.

You might want to read: How to Install Official Firmware on Lenovo K6 Power [k33]?

How To Unlock Bootloader And Install TWRP Recovery For Lenovo K6 Power

What is a Bootloader?

A Bootloader is a code which runs when we turn on our device. This code initializes some hardware and then loads the kernel and ramdisk, and gets the boot process going. So this process is known as Bootloader. The same concept applies to all the technology stuff such as Laptop, PC, Smartphones and any such device.

Every Android OEM manufacturers lock the bootloader even though it is an Open Source. So if you want to try any CUSTOM ROM, it is impossible to load the CUSTOM ROM without the Unlocked Bootloader. So manufacturers make a policy on the smartphone with Unlocked Bootloader will void the warranty. They want you to stick with the Stock ROM. Unlock Bootloader allows you to root your android smartphone, flash TWRP and custom ROM in a simple easy method.

Pre Requisites to Unlock Bootloader of Lenovo K6 Power

  1. Charge your phone up to 80% or 70%. You'll lose warranty if you unlock bootloader. So be prepared for it.
  2. Unlock Bootloader may wipe all your data, So make sure to Backup your Smartphone.

Make sure you have followed the steps properly. Don’t Skip and Read ! – I'm not responsible for any damage that you cause to your phone.


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Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Lenovo K6 Power (karate):

  1. First of all enable the Developer Options. To Enable the Developer Option: Go to your Settings -> About -> Software Information -> More -> Now Tap on the Build Number 7-8 Times until you see a toast message “Developer option enabled"
  2. Now you need to enable the OEM Unlock by going to Settings -> Developer Option and Enable OEM Unlock and USB Debugging.
  3. Download and Extract the ADB Fastboot Zip file on your PC.
  4. Now connect your phone to Computer using USB Cable.
  5. When you connect your Phone to Computer, please wait until all the drivers get installed.
  6. In your ADB fastboot folder open a command prompt window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click.
  7. Now type the command in your command window:

  8. adb devices

  9. If you see a pop up to allow USB Debugging on your phone, Click OK.
  10. Now type the command below to reboot your phone to bootloader.

  11. adb reboot bootloader
Once your phone reboot into bootloader, make sure your phone shows the bootloader locked and then type the command below to make sure fastboot drivers are installed properly.

fastboot devices

This command will list the connected devices. If your phone’s serial number shows up you are good to go and may continue. If the phone is NOT listed this indicates that your drivers are not installed correctly. In order for you to continue you must fix your drivers so that your phone is listed under fastboot devices.

If the phone has been recognized by the command above, proceed to unlock bootloader by entering the following command in the command screen.
Remember that this step will wipe EVERYTHING off the phone.

fastboot oem unlock

That's it ! Your device will be unlocked.

How to Flash TWRP Recovery?

TWRP Recovery is a Custom Recovery which is also known as TeamWin Recovery Project built with a touchscreen enabled interface which allows users to install third party firmware and backup the current system, which are often unsupported by stock recovery images.

To install TWRP Recovery or any Custom Recovery on Lenovo K6 Power, you must have a Unlocked Bootloader. If your phone doesn't have a Unlocked Bootloader, first of all you should go and unlock the bootloader of your phone. Only after doing so you can safely apply everything that’s detailed in this tutorial.


Steps to Flash TWRP Recovery

  1. Enable USB Debugging. To Enable USB Debugging, you need to activate Developer Option on your smartphone. To activate, go to your Settings -> About Phone -> Now Tap on the Build Number 7-8 times until you see a toast message “Developer option enabled".
  2. Now connect the PC to Mobile with USB Cable.
  3. You need to Reboot the phone into Bootloader – To reboot, type the following Command from below in your Command window that you opened.
  4. Your device will boot into bootloader, If it doesn't boot, then please make sure your cable and usb drivers have been installed properly.
  5. Now type the below command on your command window.

  6. adb devices

  7. This command will list the connected devices. If your phone’s serial number shows up you are good to go and may continue. If the phone is NOT listed this indicates that your drivers are not installed correctly.
  8. In order for you to continue you must fix your drivers so that your phone is listed under fastboot devices.

  9. fastboot devices

  10. To flash the recovery, type the command. (Please make sure the name of TWRP image, if you renamed it to recovery.img, then after the flash recovery, type recovery.img)

  11. fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

  12. Now if it shows the command like this then reboot your device. TWRP has successfull installed. Enjoy.
You'll find this interesting: How To Root Lenovo K6 Power Without PC

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